Thank you for your interest in the School of Nursing at Monroe College. Admission to the program is highly competitive. Monroe has several programs to become an LPN, RN and receive a Bachelor’s degree. Our Nursing graduates had an 86% passing rate on the NCLEX exams that they took in 2012. The deadline for the winter semester is Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
The Monroe College Certificate in Practical Nursing program is a three-semester course of study. The program is based on a framework of Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) core competencies, which provides the structure for the development of the curriculum. Each nursing course is developed within this framework and forms the basis for nursing care. Components of the nursing process, communication, standards of care and ethics are incorporated into all areas of the program. Additionally, students learn principles of communication and how to establish therapeutic interpersonal relationships. Nursing courses involve classroom instruction as well as laboratory simulation and clinical experiences. Upon completion of the program the student is awarded and Certificate in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX –PN.
The Monroe College Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree program is a 1 + 1 + 1 LPN to RN to Bachelor program. Licensed Practical Nurses have the opportunity to earn their A.A.S in 3 semesters. The curriculum has been developed in accordance with the philosophy and goals of the college and provides the students the education needed as a registered nurse. Nursing courses involve classroom instruction as well as laboratory skills simulation and clinical experiences. Upon completion of the program the student is awarded an A.A.S. in Nursing and is eligible to take the NCLEX–RN.
Monroe offers nursing students several options to achieve their Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing that qualifies the graduate to obtain their license as a registered nurse.
Two options will begin in Fall 2013.
- Progressive program - allows adults who are seeking a change in career and have limited or no college credits to earn a practical nursing certificate in the first year and an associate degree in registered nursing in the second year and a bachelor’s degree in the third year.
- Professional program - allows Registered Nurses who are seeking to advance in the nursing profession to earn their bachelor's degree. This program is only offered to Registered Nurses.
In Fall 2014, 2 additional options will be offered.
- Traditional program - allows recent high school graduates who completed a rigorous college preparatory curriculum to progress directly to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Upon completion students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.
- 2nd degree Accelerated program - allows adults who are seeking a change in career and have already earned a bachelor’s degree to focus on the core nursing classes. Upon completion students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN.